GAMO Releases ACCU177 Air Rifle

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There must be something in the air rifle water… Gamo is at it again, releasing another new air rifle, this time a break-action rifle designed for high FPS from .177 caliber. The “ACCU177” rifle is capable of slinging pellets downrange at 1250 FPS (which is quite high by break-action standards).

The new air rifle includes the “Smooth Action Trigger” (Its smooth, but in our reviews, a long pull), and Shockwave Absorber rubber recoil pad (surprising, as break-actions recoil forwards more than backwards). Interestingly, the air rifle features a rotary pellet loading system.

The ACCU177 comes complete with a 4×32 fixed power optic and retails for $259.95 (already $219 from AirgunDepot). 

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Full Press Release Below:

Gamo Outdoor USA Unveils “ACCU177” Air Rifle

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., September 21, 2015– Gamo Outdoor USA (www.gamousa.com), is releasing the Accu177 air rifle. The new air rifle includes many of the top features from Gamo’s premium air rifles – the SAT (Smooth Action Trigger), and the SWA (Shockwave Absorber) rubber recoil pad. This .177 Cal Air Rifle is capable of boosting pellets at 1250 FPS (with Platinum Pellets).

Key features of this quality air rifle includes an under lever barrel and rotary pellet loading system, designed for convenience and comfort, delivering excellent performance for hunting and target shooting at long and short distances; making it a must-have for any serious varmint hunter. The new ACCU177is also equipped with a 4×32 air rifle scope which ensures precision and accuracy at the shooting range or in the field.

Accu177 Specs

– 1,250 fps with PBA Platinum pellets

– Under lever barrel

– Single shot with rotary breech loading system

– All-weather black color synthetic stock

– Front and rear fiber optics sights

– Rubberized grip and rubber inserts in forearm

– Precision rifled steel barrel

– SAT™ Smooth Action Trigger™
– SWA™ (Shock Wave Absorber), with up to 74% recoil absorption

– 4×32 rifle scope

– MSRP: $259.95



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • petter_potet

    Seeing that piston air rifles have negative recoil (the gun lurches forward), I am at a loss to comprehend the usefullness of the recoil absorbing fancy butpad. Where it would need padding is mainly in the cheek area, as the recoil is unnatural compared to the ergonomics of most piston driven air guns.

    • M.M.D.C.

      I bought one like this for my 10 year old son and he remarked that the recoil pad made it seem more authentic; like a “real” rifle, in other words. My guess is that the manufactures know this and equip the rifles accordingly.

    • thedonn007

      My shoulder has bruises still from shooting my Gamo Big Cat, which is a springer pellet rifle, very close to this one.

      • Jesse

        How can your shoulder be bruised if what they are claiming is accurate.?

    • Jesse

      Puzzling; doesn’t the piston start at the back and shoot forward compressing the air? If the piston moves forward the recoil should be directed to the back end.

      • petter_potet

        The only sudden movement is when the piston comes to rest in the forward position, as it is under springpressure the acceleration of the piston isnt felt

        • Jesse

          Thank you, but that doesn’t exactly go along with the action-reaction law of motion that I was taught in school. Trying to understand though the forward motion of the piston would only create a gentle rearward reaction and then the sudden stop would cause the rifle to sort of jump forward. So I wonder why the poster *thedonn007* (next) describes bruising to his shoulder from using one of these spring guns.

          • petter_potet

            I have never felt anything in the shoulder, but I have felt bruising to my cheek as the gun pivots. This is something I attribute to the Iargun having the same ergonomics as a normal recoiling gun.

          • Jesse

            It’s been years ago that I had my last spring powered rifle but I seem to remember that it had a slight rearward recoil. (it was a Webley, similar to the Gamo’s and Benjamins I’ve been looking at recently. I also had a Webley Premier pistol and it was weird as the piston moved the other direction toward the shooter. In both of those it seems that the reaction occurred when the piston started moving instead of when it stopped. What I have now in air powered guns is a Franklin pneumatic which is an antique pump up job that has little or no recoil movement but is rather power limited in 22 calibre. The other poster didn’t reply to my question about his shoulder bruising.

  • kbee-atx

    This appears nearly identical to the Gamo CFX, except with a different trigger and recoil pad. I have a CFX (most accurate springer I have) and replaced the formerly terrible trigger with a great aftermarket one.

  • Blake

    I have been meaning to try one of these ‘locking’ break actions. I have a Crosman Venom (break action that just hinges up) that I just can’t get consistent accuracy out of. I have a feeling that is because there is nothing keeping the barrel in the exact same place with every shot.

    • iksnilol

      Eh, you’re close. The reason accuracy suffers is because the gun recoils before the bullet is out of the barrel. You aren’t holding it consistently enough. I presume you are holding it like you would hold a regular rifle? Try the artillery hold, keep as little contact/pressure on the airgun as possible.

      • kbee-atx

        iksnilol is spot on. You cannot shoot a springer in the same fashion as a firearm– holding it firmly will give you poor accuracy as you can never hold it with exactly the same force each time. As he mention the key to accuracy is the artillery hold. Search PyramidAir’s blog for details on that.
        Another thing is that each pellet gun typically shoots one pellet far better than any others– I went through probably 15-20 different types of pellets before I found the one that suited my CFX perfectly.

  • Just say’n

    Indeed. I opened up the CAL-Ranch ad the other day to see Dude big game-hunting with his air rifle.

  • Charles

    “Break Action”? Looks like an under-lever to me.